Yoga and Hiking

Women’s Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Big Sky, Montana

Mind/Body/Nature Connection

Let the natural harmony of Montana’s mountains expand and deepen your yoga practice as we take the pursuit of balance beyond the mat, to savor and absorb the natural bounty that surrounds us. Yoga and Hiking offers the ideal combination of spectacular sights and soul-soothing rejuvenation.

This retreat that revolves around what author Richard Louv calls the “mind/body/nature connection” in his book The Nature Principle - Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age. We’ll combine daily yoga and hiking with deep discussions, reflection, intention setting and meditation based on themes in the book. Bring your dog-eared and underlined personal copy if you have one! Otherwise, we'll have a fresh copy waiting for you in your goodie bag.

UPCOMING RETREATS

  • $750 non-refundable deposit
    August 3-6, 2017
    Yoga & Advanced Hiking: Yoga and hiking Big Sky’s most scenic trails for a true mind/body/nature connection.

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Pricing & Availability

Yoga & Advanced Hiking – August 3-6, 2017 (Moonlight Basin Lodge Penthouses)

  • King single with private bath: $1,995 per person – SOLD OUT
  • Queen single room with private bath: $1,895 per person – SOLD OUT
  • Double room with shared bath: $1,795 per person 


  • Loft double with shared bath: $1,695 per person


Mountain Pose in the Mountains

Yoga and Hiking is a 3-night women’s retreat in Montana’s staggering landscapes.

Spend your days deepening your yoga practice and strengthening your body and mind to better explore the unique, exceptional beauty of Big Sky. We’ll hike to nearby Ousel Falls, a powerful 35-foot waterfall, a whitewater cascade off a moss-covered rock wall onto a granite shelf.

Our peak hike leads to Beehive Basin (chosen as one of 10 of the world’s greatest hikes by world-renowned backcountry tour guides Austin-Lehman Adventures), surrounded on three sides by the 10,000 foot Spanish Peaks. We’ll traverse alpine meadows coated in wildflowers, a tumbling creek, and towering spruce and subalpine fir, and peak at 9200 ft. to spectacular views – and frequent moose sightings! Our Advanced Hiking and Yoga Retreat includes a more challenging hike to Bear Basin, which is 12 miles round trip.

After splendid views, three square meals of gourmet delights, and all the down dogs and mountaintops you can handle, settle in for the evening with a dip in the hot tub, a glass of wine, great conversation, and a breathtaking canopy of stars overhead.

On this retreat, you’ll enjoy:

Luxury Lodging

Spend three nights in rustic-yet-elegant private lodging.

Daily Yoga Classes

Build body and mind self-awareness and openness that prepare you for hiking (and life)—with a special focus on the back, hips, and core. We'll do some yoga on the trail, and there will also be plenty of post-hike restorative yoga too!

Gourmet Meals & Wines

Enjoy Western gourmet meals and fine wines from Yellowstone Cellars & Winery and local beers like Moose Drool (trust us!).

Meditation & Journaling

Set your intentions through a series of meditation and journaling exercises specifically designed for hikers.

Wildlife Watching

Take advantage of unparalleled wildlife watching opportunities — elk, birds, black bears, and moose!

Group Hikes

Trek through the stunning Montana landscapes, breathe in the clear air, and relish the views. Our hikes average 6 miles, at significant altitude. The Advanced Yoga & Hiking includes a 12 mile roundtrip peak hike.

  • Beautiful accommodations and some of the most informative and wonderful yoga I've ever done. Plus, butt-kicking hikes with gorgeous views. Every moment of the retreat was exactly what I was looking for!

    Lisa, New York

  • As women, we tend to spend a lot of our time taking care of everyone around us – it was such a gift to have time to take care of ourselves.

    Amy, Montana

  • I love the beauty of Montana—the vast physical space between earth and sky that’s punctuated by powerful mountains. For all the drama of the landscape, its inhabitants are the most genuine and open-hearted I've had the pleasure of meeting.

    Jessica, Wisconsin

  • My mom and I had decided that this would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to experience together, but after the weekend, realized we wanted to make it an annual affair! We are both better wives, mothers, and friends because of it.

    Amy, Montana

  • Many people will tell you that they feel most spiritual when they’re in nature. Others will tell you it's when they are in meditation or yoga. For me, it's all of the above—and was combined in a powerful weekend. Add to that great friends and gourmet food, and the weekend reached great heights.

    Christine, Montana

  • I’m still basking in the afterglow of my time in Montana and am so grateful for the time away and the new friends I made. This retreat provided the perfect opportunity to step away from the stress of everyday life and experience true rejuvenation and rest in the beautiful mountains of Montana.

    Amy, Illinois

  • Days before I left for Montana, I was in the emergency room with chest pains. I desperately needed to connect with peace and joy and create a new beginning. The cardiologist gave me the green light to go on the retreat; he said it would do me good. It certainly did.

    Rachel, Texas

  • I came back with a clearer mind and perspective on life as a whole. This retreat jump-started something significant inside me.

    Raquel, Texas

  • This retreat celebrates, strengthens and nurtures the female spirit and deep relationships. I'm sure I would never have learned about such a thing, or identified the longing for it, without my experiences on Big Sky Yoga Retreats.

    Jessica, Wisconsin

  • I would recommend this trip to any woman looking to discover something new about herself. I stepped outside my comfort zone, let myself truly relax, challenged myself physically, and had an all-around amazing time.

    Lisa, New York

  • World class hiking in gorgeous Big Sky country, expert yoga instruction, fantastic food prepared by the endlessly talented Chef Kate—this is an amazing retreat. Margaret has created a space and experience that is fun, empowering, and nurturing. I feel so fortunate to be one of the dozen women—of diverse ages, places, and life experiences—who gathered to share it all.

    Lily, Washington

  • The combination of yoga and hiking was outstanding. My only complaint is that the time went by too quickly!

    Abi, Georgia

  • I met amazing women, discovered the joys of hiking, and enjoyed fun and restorative yoga in a breathtaking setting. I am truly inspired to incorporate more of these self-care practices into my daily life.

    Amy, Illinois

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Planning Your Trip

Travel is not included in your retreat cost, and you’ll need to rent a car for this retreat (or ask us to be connected with other attendees who are driving). The retreat begins at 5 PM on Thursday and wrap up around noon on Sunday.

Trip FAQs

Wondering about payment schedules, cancellation policies, or what to pack? Check out our frequently asked questions to learn everything you need to know before booking a retreat.

Fitness

Our hikes average six miles at significant altitude, and the Advanced Yoga & Hiking includes a 12-mile round trip summit hike. If you don’t already feel comfortable with your cardio fitness level, we recommend you take some time to train in preparation for this retreat. We’ll offer training tips starting 4 months prior to the retreat.

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